On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Thursday, January 11, 2018.
Anyone who’s ever been through a divorce knows it is a painful process. There are, however, some things Missouri residents can do to alleviate the pain and stress associated with the divorce process.
The first step is to retain a competent attorney. Those who use Google search to find a lawyer should know that the ones that appear at the top of the results usually pay for this premium position. These attorneys may be ‘divorce factories” that may not provide their clients with the individual attention they need. It is better that someone pays for a consultation with a lawyer and interviews him or her to see if he or she meets the potential client’s expectations and needs. Once an attorney has been found, the client needs to be honest with him or her and should not hide or distort facts.
The divorce seeker can ease his or her stress by setting realistic expectations for what he or she wants out of a divorce. A divorce is an emotional time, but people should not let their emotions guide them. A support team may be essential for some individuals. Besides an attorney, other supporters might include a therapist, a financial advisor and/or CPA that can advise someone on issues like the tax ramifications of property division and friends.
Most people get married with the expectation their union will last a lifetime. Life doesn’t always work that way, so the end of a marriage can be devastating. Besides the emotional issues, there are practical matters to consider, such as child custody and support, spousal support and property division. A high-asset divorce may magnify these issues. Missouri residents contemplating a divorce may want to consult with a family law attorney that may be able to explain the divorce process and guide them through it with the least amount of stress.